• Sentinel - Sentinel’s brewhouse bar opened on 11th April at 178 Shoreham Street and has been opening each evening at 5pm since to serve a range of cask and keg Sentinel beers from the initial cuckoo brewed range. The brew kit was scheduled to be delivered on Friday 22nd April and installed over the following week. Once […]
  • On the Edge - On the Edge have been brewing a range of beers for their upcoming 9pin event and are teasing drinkers by announcing the beers one at a time once a week in the lead up to the event.
  • Drone Valley Brewery - The Drone Valley Brewery is now brewing at their own brewhouse in Unstone. The first beers brewed there appeared on the bar at the Three Tuns in Dronfield on the 29th March - these were Fanshawe Blonde and Dronny Bottom Bitter.
  • Apprentice 1 [134996] Stancill Brewery - It’s not uncommon for an apprentice to be tasked with making a good brew, but a growing Sheffield business has taken this to a completely different level after creating one of the most sought after jobs in the city after teaming up with Skills Made Easy, a unique Sheffield City Region initiative aimed at helping small businesses to grow.
  • stancill brand advert (2) Stancill Brewery - Stancill have updated the design of their pump clips.


Below is a guide to beer events in or near Sheffield that we are aware of over the next month or two. Whilst we believe the information is correct at time of going to press, we advise checking direct with the venue/organisers before making any special journeys.Latest listings of CAMRA organised beer festivals can be found at www.camra.org.uk and a guide to commercial festivals and pub events can be found online at www.aletalk.co.uk.


Hill Top Sports & Social Club (Dronfield)

Fri 29 – Sat 30 Apr

An extended range of real ales and live music features at this annual beer festival.

University of Sheffield Student Union

Fri 29 Apr – Sun 1 May

The annual festival of beer, cider and more featuring a cask ale stillage in the Raynor Lounge and Cider tent in the Union Gardens with a total range of over 100 drinks to choose from. Each day there will also be additional themed attractions, Friday will have a German themed Stein bar with Lederhosen wearing staff serving imported biers along with a food stall serving Bratwurst, additionally there will be a pop up gin bar. Saturday the theme is American with the addition of craft beer, bourbon and BBQ food whilst Sunday is all about Cider and Pig with the cider tent restocked and a hog roast in the garden. Entry is free and open to the public, souvenier glasses optional, you do however need to buy (non refundable) beer tokens on arrival. Access to the festival is via Bar One on Glossop Road or Interval Cafe Bar on Western Bank Concourse. Both are close to the University tram stop.

Lees Hall Golf Club

Fri 29 Apr – Sun 1 May

The annual beer festival sees a range of 12 cask ales priced at just £2.50 a pint plus craft keg beers and cider. Live entertainment Friday and Saturday night plus Sunday afternoon. The club is located on Hemsworth Road in Norton. Buses 18 and 20 pass the entrance.

Barnsley CAMRA – Elsecar Heritage Railway

Fri 29 Apr – Mon 2 May

Another fixture now firmly established on the Barnsley calendar for the Mayday bank holiday weekend, a great range of beer and cider is served in a marquee in the railway yard. Outside is a food van and live music stage. Entry to the beer festival is free (a refundable glass deposit is required) and during the day train rides are available for the usual fare. www.barnsleycamra.org.uk.

British Oak’s Festive-Ale.

Fri 29 Apr – Mon 2 May

The British Oak at Mosborough is hosting a bank holiday beer festival featuring 30 cask ales plus a line up of 30 craft keg beers, food and entertainment. Open from 5pm Friday and midday Saturday to Monday. Stagecoach Buses 50, 50a, 53, 71 and 71a will get you there.



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  • Pub of the Year - The annual Sheffield & District CAMRA Pub of the Year award winners have just been announced. Two are presented, one for the Yorkshire bit of our branch area (Sheffield Pub of the Year) and one for the Derbyshire bit of our branch area (District Pub of the Year). These winners are then entered into the […]
  • Beer House POTM 12Apr16 April Pub of the month presentation - The evening of Tuesday 12th April saw a number of regulars and CAMRA members fill the Beer House Micropub on Ecclesall Road to see former branch Chairman and Beer Matters editor present the April Pub of the Month award certificate and enjoy some of the quality beers on the bar.
  • closed shop POTM team Award presentation gallery - Sheffield & District March Pub of the Month – Closed Shop, Commonside Dronfield & District Pub of the Year – Miners Arms, Hundall
  • Pub of the Month – April 2016: The Beer House, Hunters Bar - The Beer House is Sheffield’s first full time micro pub and is situated at 623 Ecclesall Road, just before Hunter’s Bar. The pub opened in December 2014 by John Harrison, following conversion from a shop unit. The bar counter, tables and chairs came from the closed Bridge pub in Dronfield, the bar having been reconstructed […]


  • hos1 Head of Steam opens - The former Old Monk on Norfolk Street has reopened as part of the Camerons Brewery owned Head of Steam chain following a significant refurbishment offering a combination of craft beer and BBQ.
  • 2123417_2de34b08 Castle Inn, Bradway - The Castle Inn at Bradway is now open in it’s new guise following a refurbishment, under the new management of well regarded local chefs Jack Baker and Jack Windsor. The majority of the pub is now for dining and food is served all day from midday – until 7pm Sundays, 9pm Monday to Thursday and […]
  • Springvale The Springvale, Commonside - I took the tenancy on the 2nd of December after spending the last year as manager for Enterprise Inns which means we are heading in the right direction but we still have a long way to go with lots of future plans. We now have our own house cask ale which is a nice session beer […]
  • White Lion, Heeley - Jon and Mandy celebrated their first year at The White Lion on February 23rd. The pub has gone from having 5 regular beers to an average of 10 handpulls at any one time. The range of guest beers has vastly expanded with only 4 beers being kept as permanents and the rest devoted to beer from all over the […]
  • Punchbowl Punchbowl, Crookes - Since opening at the end of September we have rotated and changed our eight hand pumps and offered 76 different beers and sold over 250 casks. These have included 19 different Blue Bee beers as well as other local breweries such as Abbeydale, Exit 33, Shiny, Sheffield Brewery Company, Bradfield and Ashover brewery to name […]

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    The Milestone at Crystal Peaks is under the new management of Karlos Seery, who previously ran the Boundary in South Normanton. This Marstons pub has been refurbished, serves good value food and a range of real ales. There is also regular live music with bands on a Saturday night and a jam night on Wednesdays. The pub is located alongside Crystal Peaks bus station and just a few minutes walk from the tram stop.

    The Ball Inn at Crookes is to close for 10 days in May for a refurbishment.

    The Riverside on Mowbray Street, which is now owned by True North Brewery, closed briefly for a refurbishment. This also saw the end of the Twisted Burger franchise there with a new food offering in its place. At the time of writing it was a temporary reduced menu of pies and snacks with the proper menu about to be launched – see their new website for the latest – www.riversidesheffield.co.uk.

    For those missing Twisted Burger at the Riverside you can still get you fix up at the Harley, where a new menu has recently been launched.



  • CAMRA Revitalisation project - A survey of the membership nationally has been launched to find out what members think the campaign’s future direction should be. Some argue that the Campaign for Real Ale has been won – there is plenty of choice of beer out there now and an ever growing number of breweries producing it. Some also argue […]
  • NBT FRONT Two more Sheffield Pubs join CAMRA Regional Inventory - Recently two Sheffield pubs became part of the prestigious CAMRA Regional Inventory of Pub interiors – The Friendship (Manchester Road, Stocksbridge) and the New Barrack (Penistone Road, Hillsborough).   The New Barrack was a Duncan Gilmour’s pub which in 1936 was re-built when the original stone built corner terrace pub was demolished and the footprint […]
  • Three Tuns [216482] The Three Tuns is now an ACV! Sheffield CAMRA ACV applications – update - On 13th April, the Three Tuns became the first Sheffield pub, nominated by Sheffield & District CAMRA, to become an Asset of Community Value (ACV). Congratulations to all concerned for this notable achievement.
  • Pubs, beer and culture - When we talk about campaigns to save pubs and promote local breweries, a lot is spoken of their contribution to our cultural life and British traditions but there hasn’t been documented proof you can hand to the council and say ‘here you are’. This is being addressed by the University of Sheffield, who have sponsored […]
  • Dronfield & District now has full CAMRA branch status! -   Dronfield & District CAMRA has attained full branch status. Formed in 2012 as a sub-branch of Sheffield CAMRA, with pubs in Apperknowle, Unstone, Sheepbridge, Troway, Millthorpe, Barlow  transferred from Sheffield and Chesterfield branches as appropriate, Dronfield CAMRA has quickly evolved into a lively active CAMRA group hosting a variety of social events and campaigning […]